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Amazon set to finalize Whole Foods acquisition

Amazon set to finalize Whole Foods acquisition

SEATTLE — Amazon announced on Thursday that its $13.7 billion acquisition of Whole Foods Market Inc. will close on Aug. 28. Amazon also revealed details about how it intends to lower prices and integrate its Prime membership program into the Whole Foods checkout process. The company’s bid for Whole Foods was approved Aug. 23 by

Amazon to acquire Whole Foods Market

Amazon to acquire Whole Foods Market

SEATTLE — Amazon.com Inc. will acquire Whole Foods Market Inc. for $13.7 billion, including debt, in the biggest deal ever for the e-tailer as it continues to encroach on the grocery sector. Amazon will pay $42 a share in cash for the natural food chain, the companies said Friday. Whole Foods cofounder and chief executive